Keto Nacho Egg Rolls

Keto Nacho Egg Rolls

Creating these Keto Nacho Egg Rolls is a delightful journey through layers of flavors and textures. We begin by crafting a savory filling that serves as the heart of this dish. In a skillet, we sauté a medley of aromatic ingredients including onions, garlic, bell peppers, and optionally, jalapeños for those seeking an extra kick of heat. Once softened, we introduce our protein of choice—beef, turkey, or chicken—cooking until browned and imbued with the fragrant spices of chili powder, cumin, paprika, and oregano. This seasoned mixture is elevated with a generous helping of shredded cheddar cheese, creating a gooey, melty core that promises to delight the taste buds.

Next, we transition to the assembly phase, where we transform our flavorful filling into tantalizing egg rolls. For our keto-friendly rendition, we opt for large cabbage leaves as the wrapper, although low-carb tortillas or specialized almond or coconut flour wrappers serve as equally viable alternatives. With a spoonful of the savory filling nestled within, each leaf is expertly folded and rolled into a neat parcel, akin to a culinary work of art. These bundles of joy are then carefully arranged on a baking sheet, ready to undergo the transformative process of baking.

As the egg rolls bake in the oven, their exteriors gradually turn golden brown and crisply embrace the sumptuous filling within. Meanwhile, we prepare a zesty dipping sauce to accompany our creation—a blend of sour cream, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. This tangy counterpart adds a refreshing contrast to the richness of the egg rolls, elevating each bite with its vibrant flavors.

Finally, as the timer chimes and the aroma of freshly baked egg rolls fills the air, we eagerly retrieve our culinary masterpiece from the oven. With a gentle cooling period, allowing the flavors to meld and the egg rolls to set, we present our creation to eager diners. Whether served as a delectable appetizer or a satisfying main course, these Keto Nacho Egg Rolls promise to satisfy cravings while adhering to low-carb dietary principles. So gather your loved ones, dip into the zesty sauce, and savor each bite of this irresistible fusion of flavors.


For the filling:

  • 1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey or chicken for a lighter option)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced (optional, for extra heat)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

For the egg roll wrappers:

  • 8 large cabbage leaves (for a keto-friendly option)
  • Alternatively, you can use low-carb tortillas or egg roll wrappers made from almond flour or coconut flour

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Filling:
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeño (if using). Sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
    • Add the ground beef to the skillet, breaking it up with a spoon, and cook until browned and cooked through.
    • Stir in the chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
    • Remove the skillet from the heat and let the filling cool slightly. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted and well combined.
  2. Prepare the Egg Rolls:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • If you’re using cabbage leaves, blanch them in boiling water for 1-2 minutes to soften. Pat them dry with paper towels.
    • Place a spoonful of the filling onto each cabbage leaf or low-carb tortilla, then fold the sides over the filling and roll it up tightly, similar to a burrito. Secure the edges with toothpicks if necessary.
    • Place the egg rolls seam-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake the Egg Rolls:
    • Lightly spray the egg rolls with cooking spray or brush them with olive oil to help them crisp up in the oven.
    • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the egg rolls are golden brown and crispy.
  4. Make the Dipping Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
    • Serve the dipping sauce alongside the hot egg rolls.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once the egg rolls are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
    • Serve the egg rolls with the dipping sauce on the side for a delicious keto-friendly appetizer or meal.